Game-week 9 saw some low scores from the ever reliable players, but also some big scores from those lesser owned players. Here is how the Dream Team looked at the end of the week:
So in between the sticks we have Rob Green who brought in a massive 9 points after he kept a clean sheet and made 6 saves in QPR’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa. Considering Green has let in 15 goals in the opening 8 fixtures, he has done well to hold onto his second clean sheet of the season, and rightly earned himself a spot in this week’s Dream Team.
Martin Skrtel is the first defender in this week’s Dream Team, after Liverpool and Hull City both blanked in a 0-0 draw at Anfield. Skrtel kept a clean sheet and also brought in 3 bonus points giving the Slovakian a total of 9 points! Skrtel was very much involved in the thick of things too according to the stats as he completed 64 successful passes from 68 attempts.
Swansea’s Federico Fernandez has made it into the game-week 10 Dream Team defence after he picked up a total of 8 points thanks to a clean sheet and 2 bonus points. The Swansea man managed to complete 57 of his 63 passes, as well as creating a chance for his team.
Nacho Monreal managed to match Federico Fernandez’s performance after the Spanish defender picked up 2 bonus points and clean sheet in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Sunderland. Nacho clearly put some effort into winning the ball in the air throughout the match as he attempted to win an aerial battle 12 times. However, all 3 of his attempts in his own box were lost out to Sunderland opposition.
In midfield we have Alexis Sanchez who managed to bring in a massive 16 points! Arsenal’s summer signing managed to bag the only two goals of the match in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Sunderland. Both goals were somewhat assisted by Vito Mannone, but never-the-less he found the back of the net twice and also picked up the three bonus points. In addition to his 2 goals, he also set up 2 chances for his team-mates.
We once again have a Southampton midfielder in this week’s Dream Team in the shape of Saido Mane, who picked up his first goal in a Southampton shirt after last week’s goal was ruled as a van Aanholt own goal during mid-week. With this goal added to all three bonus points, the midfielder scored 11 points. Mane was instrumental in the work-rate up top as he created 3 chances in addition to his goal.
David Silva makes it into this week’s Dream Team after he scored a total of 10 points. The Spaniard managed a to get his second goal of the campaign, which was a sublime solo effort, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to prevent Manchester City’s 2-1 loss to West Ham. He also picked up the important 3 bonus points. In addition to his goal, he created 2 other chances and completed a massive 66 of his 70 passing attempts.
Chris Brunt is the final man in this week’s Dream Team midfield, after the West Brom man picked up a total of 8 points. He assisted one of West Brom’s 2 goals in their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. Brunt also collected the all important 3 bonus points which crucially propelled him into the Dream Team XI. Chris was strong in tackles throughout the match against Palace according to the stats as he won all 5 of his tackling attempts.
Samuel Eto’o managed to score two goals in Everton’s 3-1 win over Burnley, giving him a place in this week’s Dream Team. The ex Chelsea striker showed he still has it, finding the back of the net twice, which gave him 3 bonus points and a total of 13 points. Despite the great performance, his passing wasn’t quite up to scratch as over a quarter of his passing attempts were not successful.
Wilfried Bony managed to match Eto’o’s performance this week, also picking up two goals in Swansea’s 2-0 win over Leicester City. This also gave Bony the 3 bonus points and a grand total of 13 points, securing himself a spot in this week’s Dream Team. Wilfried was clearly a target for Leicester City defenders as he managed to draw in 4 fouls and win free-kicks for his team.
Charlie Austin completes the front three with you guessed it 2 goals and 3 bonus points giving him a grand total of 13 points! Austin guided QPR to their second win of the season, handing them a very valuable 3 points. Despite being the star man, Charlie lost all but 1 of his aerial battles and only had 3 attempts on goal (all on-target. 1 blocked, 2 scored).